"In the distant future
I see open fields for far more important researches. Psychology will be
based on a new foundation, that of the necessary acquirement of each
mental power and capacity by gradation. Light will be thrown on the
origin of man and his history." On the Origin of Species (1859) p.488
Against Sociobiology - Tom Bethell speculates on what future
generations will make of the controversy surrounding human sociobiology.
Animal behavior and sociobiology courses - Research and teaching in
animal and human behavior by Dr. Paul J. Watson, University of New Mexico
and Flathead Lake Biological, Montana. Field courses, graduate and
independent study student supervision, and workshops.
Archive of News
in Brain and Behavioural Sciences - Archive of articles and book
reviews on anthropology, archaeology, artificial intelligence, behaviour
genetics, cognitive science, developmental psychology, economics,
ethology, evolutionary biology, evolutionary psychology, genetics, law,
linguistics, neuropsychology, neuroscience, palaeoanthropology,
philosophy, politics, primatology, psychiatry, psychology, psychotherapy,
sociology, sociobiology, and debates about them; history, philosophy and
social studies in the human sciences; Darwinian scholarship;
hermeneutics; verstehen; biography and autobiography, and psychoanalytic
and psychodynamic approaches.
Archive site for Kenan Malik
- Essays, papers, lectures and reviews on Darwinism, evolutionary
psychology, race, philosophy and history. Also extracts from Kenan
Malik's books 'Man, Beast and Zombie' and 'What is it to be Human?'.
Speciation and Genetics Group - Research on the interaction between
behavior, genetics, sexual selection, and speciation. Division (and
Institute) of Environmental and Evolutionary Biology, University of St.
Behavioural Ecology Research
Group, Oxford - Research group studying animal learning, memory, and
decision-making, using experimental psychology and evolutionary biology
as tools. Department of Zoology, University of Oxford.
The End of the
Beginning by Daniel Jones - An astute analysis of the prospects for
sociobiology and evolutionary psychology presented via an essay review of
'Revolutionary Biology' by David P. Barash and 'The Triumph of
Sociobiology' by John Alcock.
Exorcising Sociobiology - Biologist Paul Gross on the relationship
between sociobiology and recent scandals in anthropology.
caterpillars - The site deals with the evolution, ecology, and social
behavior of caterpillar societies.
Sociobiology - Explains major concepts of Sociobiology, including
Ethology, Evolution, Attraction, Sexual Dimorphism, Imprinting, Kin
Selection, Reciprocal Altruism, and Dominance Hierarchies. Contrasts the
roles of Sociobiology and Culture.
Sociobiology: The New Religion - Dr. Richard J. Blackwell Department
of Philosophy St. Louis University. This paper was presented at the ITEST
Conference on The State of the Art in March, 1980. Dr. Blackwell is well
versed in the philosophy of science and has written many papers on
various aspects of that field.